Nutley Windmill Open Day 31st March

Open 11:00 -17:30 or dusk. Entrance is free but donations are welcomed. Suggested donation of £2 per person. Come and see the oldest, only working open-trestle post mill in the country. Set in the beautiful landscape of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Nutley Windmill is a very fine example of the

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Vintage Afternoon Tea at Bridge Cottage

Join us for Afternoon Tea in the unique atmosphere of 15th Century Bridge Cottage. Homemade cakes, sandwiches & scones will be served on vintage china. A glass of bubbly optional! £25 for two people £30 for two people including a glass of bubbly Pre-booking is essential. Please telephone 01825 760734

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Do You Remember…?

Do You Remember…? This project has developed from the ‘Memories Cafe’ we used to run in Bridge Cottage. Come in to Bridge Cottage on the second Thursday of the month, starting Thursday 14th February 10am-12pm, and share your recollections of life in Uckfield. The Memories Cafe produced discussion of the

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UDPS tree at The Festival of Christmas Trees

Here are some pictures of our Christmas Tree from the Holy Cross Church Uckfield, Festival of Christmas Trees. This year it was inspired by the Uckfield & District Preservation Society Archives. All the images from the baubles are images that are in the new UDPS 2019 calendar.

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UDPS 2019 CALENDAR

Uckfield and District Preservation Society are pleased to launch the 2019 calendar, featuring images taken from our archive collection of local scenes of a bygone era. The calendar is A5 landscape in size (21cmx14.5cm) and opens out to A4 for each month of the year.  The local scenes for each

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Entrance hall display

Learn more about the history of Bridge Cottage Next time you are at Bridge Cottage be sure to take a look at the new display in our entrance hall which tells the story of this medieval building and who lived here over the centuries.   Uckfield & District Preservation Society look

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Holy Cross Church spire cap at Bridge Cottage

Holy Cross Church spire cap The original Holy Cross church was built during the medieval period and demolished (except for the base of the tower and the Chancel window) in 1839. The present church was then rebuilt in 1840 with a new spire. At the top of the spire a

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WW2 Talk: Captain Ron Taylor S.O.E

On Thursday 5th July 2018 we hosted a talk by one of our Uckfield & District Preservation Society members, Diane Grainger.  Di spoke about her Dad, Captain Ron Taylor and his interesting life.  Ron Taylor was born in Brighton in 1916 to a family who were notorious in Brighton for

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EqualiTeas at Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre

On Monday 25th June we hosted an EqualiTeas event.  Local people joined us at Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre in Uckfield for this nationwide event where we were able to celebrate and chat about the 100 years since women gained the partial vote in The Representation of the People Act 1918 –

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Nus Ghani MP for Wealden talks about women in politics

As part of our Women of Wealden Suffrage exhibition we welcomed Nus Ghani MP for Wealden to introduce a talk exploring inspiring Sussex women throughout history.  Nus took to the floor to share her experiences of being a woman in politics today and how she is a champion for women’s equality

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